The Columbus Blue Jackets have landed the No. 1 overall pick in the NHL Draft.
The deal is the first time the Blue Jackets are moving up to the top of the first round since 2011, when they traded the No, 3 overall pick to Nashville.
This year’s first-round selection is no longer the top pick in this year’s draft.
The Columbus Dispatch has the latest on the trade.
First-round pick: Nashville (1)Second-round, No. 8: St. Louis (2)Third-round: Columbus (3)Fourth-round (No. 21): Chicago (5)No. 8 in this years draft is the No: 1 overall selection.
The Blue Jackets took the pick from St. Mary’s in 2019, and Columbus is now poised to move up to No. 2.
This year marks the first year in NHL history that a team is allowed to move two first- or second-round picks in the first five rounds.
Last year, the Blue Jays were allowed to swap second- and third-round selections with the Arizona Diamondbacks for the No.: 1 pick.
The Blue Jackets acquired goalie prospect Ryan Murray from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for defenseman Matt Beleskey and forwards Adam Henrique and Connor Brown.
Murray will be joining a Blue Jackets roster that includes goalie prospects Ryan Miller and Niklas Backstrom and forwards Matt Puempel and Alex Nylander.
The trade is expected to close out the Blue Wings’ rebuild.
Miller and Belesker have been in net for the Blue Hawks and are projected to compete for a playoff spot.
Beleskers .937 save percentage was a career-best, and he posted a 1.79 goals against average and a .917 save percentage in 22 games this season.
Miller, 23, has played for the Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Maple Canadiens.
He posted a record of 19-16-2 with a 2.27 goals against and .918 save percentage with a team-leading 21 shutouts in 2014-15.
Murray was signed by the Blue Haws in November 2014.
He played with the Redhawks and Toronto Marlies, recording a record 27 wins and a 3.18 goals against, in 33 games.